Job Overview: Are you interested in working in the scientific industry but have no scientific education or work experience? Are you looking for a role with training and career progression opportunities? Do you want to be a part of the world's leading drug development company? Who we are and what we do:
Covance is a global, world-leading Life Sciences Contract Research Organisation that provides laboratory testing and drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry.
At Covance, we offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner, as Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescriptions medicines in the market today. The Role:
Our site in York is currently recruiting for a Laboratory Assistant to support and maintain the laboratories within the BiopharmCMC division.
You will work with laboratory supervisors, laboratory analysts and lead scientists to ensure the smooth running of the lab; providing the following support:
- General housekeeping duties (cleaning, autoclaving, waste)
- Stocking labs including ordering and booking in reagents/ consumables
- Routine use and maintenance of equipment
- Reagent Preparation
As you progress, more advanced laboratory techniques can be acquired e.g ELISA, cell culture basic study prep.
This is a junior entry level role for candidates who are interested in starting a career in science. The position is suited to candidates that are looking to move into the scientific industry after completing A levels or to actively change the industry they are working in; not scientific graduates. What Covance can offer you:
- Competitive salaries.
- The ability to develop a successful career in Science.
- Progression and training to become a Laboratory Analyst and more senior scientific positions, for successful candidates.
* Ideally the candidate will possess an A level in Science (or equivalent educational standard).
Computing skills, including word processing and use of spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Office packages and Microsoft Project).
*The post holder should be able to communicate effectively at all levels and integrate well within an established and fast growing team.